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Trends in Teacher Education, by Ernest M. Best

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Trends in Teacher Education, by Ernest M. Best
This is a document written by Springfield College's fifth president, Ernest M. Best. The article is entitled, "Trends in Teacher Education" and essentially identifies the current trends recognized by Best regarding the training of teachers. Best highlights eight current trends and explains what is meant by each one. Overall the article emphasizes that as society changes so too does the education of teachers as they need to be well-versed in a broader variety of subject matter. Best first came to Springfield (then the International YMCA Training School) as a student, graduating in 1911. As a professor at Springfield, from 1913-1916, he taught Religious Education and Religious Normal Work. Best returned to the college in 1938 as president, upon the retirement of Laurence Doggett. During his presidency Best emphasized the traditions of Springfield College including liberal interpretation of Christianity; the education of the whole person; a continued connection with the YMCA; professional training for youth services staff; international student exchange; racial and religious tolerance; and a continuing emphasis on health, physical education, and recreation.
Best, Ernest Maurice, 1880-1963
The Journal of Health and Physical Education
December 1940
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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Best, Ernest Maurice, 1880-1963
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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This paper was read at the Annual Convention of the Eastern District Society, American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation in Boston, M.A., March 28, 1940.
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